Presidential election: Peter Obi successful FCT raises questions on potential run off
There have been speculations throughout Nigeria that the 2023 presidential election might find yourself in a constitutional disaster.
With many of the outcomes of final Saturday’s presidential election introduced, it’s trying possible that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, will find yourself with the best variety of legitimate votes.
Tinubu may also have garnered not less than 25% votes in not less than 24 states of the federation.
However the 1999 Structure says 24 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This has led to completely different interpretations.
The outcomes from the FCT confirmed that APC had simply 19.8% and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) had 16.1%, in comparison with Labour Occasion’s Peter Obi who picked up 61%.
“There’s no run off,” Barrister Kwami Adadevoh, whose authorized apply straddles between Nigeria, Ghana and the UK instructed DAILY POST.
“The opposite two (Tinubu and Atiku) have gained 25% in 24 states.
“The FCT is just not a state. In any other case the studying you’re making use of would require that even when somebody gained 25% in 36 states however didn’t win 25% in Abuja then the particular person hasn’t gained.
“So we must always we expect INEC’s announcement of a winner.
“By tomorrow I’m positive,” Adadevoh replied.